I find evolutionary psychology to be a fascinating, and practical way of looking at how and why people think and act the way they do. It explains why some people act in the seemingly not so logical ways they do sometimes. It explains how we've developed emotions, and how they aren't something beyond the physical world. A notion many find hard to part with. Anyways I'm mostly making this post because I felt like sharing this great article with anyone who finds it interesting.


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Comment by Mathew Pierce on January 8, 2009 at 10:24pm

I'm studying psychology at university. Evolutionary psychology is quite fascinating isnt it? Its amazing to think that the only reason we have certain personality traits is because our ancestors needed them in oder to survive.

Take for instance promiscuity. Had it never existed the human race may very well be extinct already! Not that I'm saying its a good/bad thing....that decision is for people to make individually given their own circumstances.

Sorry, but when you mentioned psychology I felt the need to blabber on...

Comment by Atheist Ninja on January 9, 2009 at 3:07am
No worries, that's what I posted it for. Sex drive is definitely a big part of psychology that goes as far back as genders go. It's no doubt had plenty of time to evolve.
Comment by Frink on January 27, 2009 at 10:22am
I've heard of traditional psychologists being resistant to the idea of evolutionary psychology. I think they feel their toes are being stepped upon. It looks like they're treating it as a threat, probably because there's merit to it. What they need to realize is that their work is not moot because of it, but that it can be tacked onto evolutionary psychology, which would serve as the new foundation for psychology at large.


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